Gentle Persuasions
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Rattlesnake Avoidance Training

Due to COVID, we will be organizing our Snake Avoidance Clinics differently this year.  The clinic will be held at Lee Martinez Park in Fort Collins and not at our ranch.  We will also be foregoing our normal lecture and instead be handing out informational flyers on snake identification, habitat and behavior as well as basic first aid.  We will also be assigning dogs to individual 10 minute time slots and only one dog and one owner will be out of their cars and on the course at a time. 

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR MASKS!

ALL DOGS MUST BE PREREGISTERED AND PREPAYMENT IS REQUIRED VIA VENMO OR GOOGLE PAY.  PLEASE CONTACT SAMI WITH ANY QUESTIONS.


The next Rattlesnake proofing clinic will be offered Sunday, June 14th. Cost is $75 for new clients and $25 for refreshers.

Offered to all immunized dogs 5 months old and older.

We use both live bull and corn snakes and reanimated (dead) rattlesnakes in order to first test each dog on their reaction to snakes and then teach the dog that snakes are to be avoided. No snakes are harmed in this workshop. Bull snakes are released after the class and the reanimated rattlesnakes are fresh road kill we have found. We do use an E-collar (electronic) for the training.

Phase 1: Individual dogs are tested with the live Bull snake to see how they will react to snakes (some dogs naturally avoid snakes and no further training is required).

Phase 2: Dogs who are curious or non-reactive to snakes take part in our snake training practicum where they are taught to avoid snakes when they see, smell or hear them. 

Format: Owners will stay in their cars until their assigned time to run through the course with their dog.  At that point, an assistant will come get owner and dog and explain the course.  After the dog successfully navigates the course and reacts appropriately to the live snake, owners are free to leave. 

Date/Times: June 14th, 2020.  Owners will choose a one hour time frame upon sign up and will be contacted with their 10 minute slot within that time frame.  Available time frames are 10am-11 (FULL), 11-12pm, 1pm-2, and 2pm-3.

Location: Lee Martinez Park, Fort Collins

Registration: To Register, please email gentlepersuasions@live.com and put Snake Avoidance Registration in the subject line.  Include in the email your name, your dogs name, a phone number to call or text, and your preferred hour for the clinic (11-12, 1-2, 2-3).

Cost: $75 regular registration.  PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED VIA VENMO OR GOOGLE PAY BEFORE INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENT TIMES WILL BE GIVEN.  Refunds will only be issued if cancellation occurs at least three days prior to the clinic.  After that time, payment is forfeit.

PAYMENT INFORMATION - Please note your dog's name as well as your preferred hour for your time slot with payment.

Venmo - Sami-Mann-2

Google Pay - Wanyama.Ranch@gmail.com

PLEASE CONTACT SAMI AT GENTLEPERSUASIONS@LIVE.COM WITH ANY QUESTIONS.


The following table shows the assigned times for dogs that are registered for the clinic as well as the available times.  This may not be completely current, so please contact Sami if you have any questions on availability or if you think your dog should be registered but is not on the list.

Snake Day Sign-up
 10am
 11am
 1pm
 2pm
:00
 Natasha
 Miles
  Moxie
 Peter Pan
 :10
 Scooter
 Rosie
  Peanut
 Michael
 :20
 Angus
  Mayzie
 Gunner
 
 :30
 Frank
  Maya
  Millie
 :40
 Naiya
  Dakota
Byron
 
 :50
 Cleo
 
  Angel